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Imagine going to Portugal and this being what you bring back with you. Not memories of the weather, the beauty, the food, the culture….but this.

anonymous asked:

Know any witty and funny fics that are comprised mainly of notes sent back and forth between the Marauders and Lily? Stories that still have a strong plot would be great!!!

Check out this post, plus these fics all either have texting or letters heavily involved in the story.

Title: Letters From Lily Evans to James Potter aka Potter aka Arrogant Toerag That She Will Never Send, Vol I.
Author: Bob_The_Other_Zombie
Rating: T
Genre(s): Romance, Humour
Chapters: 14
Word Count: 21,592
Summary: After yet another fight with Potter, Lily’s assignment in detention is to vent her feelings on paper by writing letters to him and never sending them. Only problem is, the fights keep happening, and then suddenly seventh year is approaching and Lily doesn’t know what her feelings are anymore.

Title: Letters
Author: GhostOfBambi
Rating: T
Genre(s): Romance, Humour
Chapters: 7
Word Count: 23,975
Summary: Abandoned by her best friend and suffering the torment of her hideous older sister - and her sister’s hideous boyfriend, Lily Evans thought she was in for a boring summer. James Potter had other ideas.

Title: The White Album
Author: cgner
Rating: M
Genre(s): Romance
Chapters: 11
Word Count: 63,083
Summary: James poses as an advice charm in Lily’s diary. He’s really got to start thinking through his shenanigans.

Title: Blind Dating 
Author: MPPMaraudergirl
Rating: T
Genre(s): Romance, Humour
Chapters: 1
Word Count: 16,785
Summary: Jily Muggle AU: After being set up on a blind date neither agreed to, Lily and James decide that fake dating and staging a horrendous breakup would be the perfect pay-back for their friends’ scheme. But after a while, who can say what’s real and what’s fake?

Title: stuck on the puzzle
Author: jaylocked
Rating: T
Genre(s): Romance, Humour, Fluff
Chapters: 1
Word Count: 19,977
Summary: Lily Evans: journaler extraordinaire, self-proclaimed grandmother, and most definitely not falling for either James Potter or her pen pal.  a tale told through journal entries, letters, existential Quick Quotes Quills, and James Potter’s terrible handwriting

Title: Swipe Right (Into My Arms)
Author: a_lrightevans
Rating: T
Genre(s): Romance, Humour
Chapters: 2
Word Count: 1,828
Summary: Her thumb hovers over the unmatch button for a second, but then she switches back to his profile, and he really does have nice arms, so she just types out ‘you’re a massive prat and terminator is a shite movie, anyway’ and hits send instead.  (James and Lily Tinder au)

Title: These Words 
Author: WeasleyWannabee
Rating: T
Genre(s): Romance, Humour
Chapters: 26
Word Count: 59,447
Summary: Lily and James’s story, told entirely through scribbled notes and letters.

Title: Letters 
Author: maraudersforever81
Rating: T
Genre(s): Romance, Humour
Chapters: 9
Word Count: 4,754
Summary: A series of witty, clever, and humorous correspondences between Lily and James during the summer before their seventh year.

Title: I Write Complacent Notes of Correspondence, Not Love Letters
Author: twilightstargazer
Rating: T
Genre(s): Romance, Humour
Chapters: 8
Word Count: 31,608
Summary: Lily and James exchange letters throughout their summer. Madness ensues. Set in the summer before seventh year. L/J.

Title: Three Swipes, You’re Out
Author: twilightstargazer
Rating: T
Genre(s): Romance, Humour
Chapters: 1
Word Count: 4,342
Summary: Sports star James Potter tries to pick Lily up on tinder. Lily Evans, a dedicated not sports fan is offended by the idea that someone thinks she wouldn’t recognize James Potter’s face. She laughs about it with her friends at a bar, until James Potter, who also frequents that bar, comes over to clarify that nope, he’s on tinder, and he’s definitely hitting on her.

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